Kids aren't properly caring for their contact lenses, putting their eyes at risk

Kids aren't properly caring for their contact lenses, putting their eyes at risk
Teenagers are not necessarily known for being the cleanest of age groups. According to the CDC, those less than hygienic habits are becoming a big problem when it comes to properly handling contact lenses. As a result, adolescents are putting their eyes at risk for serious infection, and worse. If your kids have contacts and are... Read more »

8 quotes about why neutrality is insufficient that will inspire you to stand up

8 quotes about why neutrality is insufficient that will inspire you to stand up
I’ve heard from a lot of people after my last post about speaking out against the hate, bigotry, and violence in Charlottesville and speaking up for teaching our children about loving and respecting other people.  I shared a quote from Desmond Tutu that seemed to really resonate with readers. In case you missed that, I’ve included it... Read more »

How speaking out about Charlottesville meant I lost followers and gained perspective

How speaking out about Charlottesville meant I lost followers and gained perspective
I heard about the horrific events in Charlottesville on Saturday, and my heart broke. I first saw the news on Facebook, and as I scrolled, I saw thoughtful posts by people expressing outrage, demanding justice, and standing up for what they believe. Then I read a post about the importance of speaking up. It reminded... Read more »
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Parenting teens & tweens: It's not all black and white

Parenting teens & tweens: It's not all black and white
I shared a photo on the Between Us Parents Facebook page a few weeks ago that detailed the different approaches to parenting in 2017 to pretty much every generation prior to ours. It’s this photo below, which I first saw on the Grown & Flown Facebook page: And it’s funny. Really funny. Parents of today have... Read more »

7 emotions parents of teens experience daily

7 emotions parents of teens experience daily
Parenting a teen is not easy, nor is it for the faint of heart. I know these aren’t groundbreaking observations; you can call me Captain Obvious. Adolescence is tough in part because it makes one really emotional, and by “one,” I mean their parent. But it seems I’m not the only parent who experiences wildly... Read more »

Why the Cubs giving Bartman a World Series ring is "an important reminder for how we should treat each other"

Why the Cubs giving Bartman a World Series ring is "an important reminder for how we should treat each other"
As parents, we have a lot of hopes and dreams for our children. The one that may be most common is the desire to raise a child who grows up to be a fundamentally good person. One who is kind, considerate, and compassionate. The news isn’t always full of stories of benevolence, forgiveness and appreciation. But... Read more »
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A day in the life of parenting teens, summed up in 15 GIFs that will make you laugh

A day in the life of parenting teens, summed up in 15 GIFs that will make you laugh
Gifs are taking over the world, and making me laugh really hard in the process. You can find ones that apply to any situation, including raising adolescents. Here’s what a day in the life of parenting a teen looks like in GIFs You May Also Like: Advice for teens in exactly 3 words Prior Post: What parents need... Read more »

What parents need to know about Sarahah, the popular anonymous messaging app

What parents need to know about Sarahah, the popular anonymous messaging app
There’s always a song of the summer, and it should be no surprise that there are apps of the summer –  one that becomes hugely popular as soon as the temperatures warm up and kids are out of school.  This year, the front runner for app of the summer is Sarahah, an anonymous messaging app... Read more »

Parenting a prickly teen? Here's some advice from the experts

Parenting a prickly teen? Here's some advice from the experts
“There are few situations in life more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.” – Anna Freud It seems that adolescents haven’t changed much since the days of of Anna Freud. If you find yourself in the challenging situation of parenting a teen, you may or... Read more »
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How Google's research on successful teams can help your family

How Google's research on successful teams can help your family
Google researched what makes successful teams work well and the findings can have benefits both at work and at home. Google released the study in 2015 re:Work website here but they are making the rounds in this post on Inc. on social media now. The study spanned two years and examined 180+ teams at Google. Researchers found that the most... Read more »